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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184401
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Liberator II
Owner/operator:120 Squadron Royal Air Force (120 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AL513
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cadiz, Rota beach -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Lyneham, UK
Destination airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar
On 15 Dec 1942, following an in-flight engine fire, Liberator AL513 crashed near Cadiz, Spain during a ferrying trip from Lyneham to Gibraltar.
The entire crew survived and set fir to the plane, in order to prevent that the plane fell into the hands of German agents in Spain.
F/Sgt John O'Sullivan, F/Sgt Victor Whitehall, F/Sgt N Judd, F/Sgt Bernard Clifton, Sgt George M'Gregor, Sgt Charley Pearson, Sgt Alfred Webber, Sgt Alfred Agar, Sgt Walter Davey, Cpl Kenneth Burton, ACI Richard Walker. Interned at Alhama de Aragon.


Revision history:

11-Feb-2016 17:57 gerard57 Added
15-Jul-2016 20:49 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
02-Feb-2018 06:57 andrew Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 17:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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